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Our Lady of Malibu’s young track and field athletes take part in the Simi Valley High School all comers meet on Saturday, Feb. 1. The meet, open to anyone and everyone who wishes to take part, included OLM students as young as five years old (kindergartener James Whitworth). 

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The Agoura Animal Shelter is full of pets and animals looking for their forever homes, including this eight-year-old duo, Maya and Pablo, whose person passed away. Check out dogs, cats and more exotic pets at the shelter, open daily.

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MUSE School first graders sang “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story” and offered a performance of “Yertle the Turtle” by Dr. Seuss during Culmination in January. Second graders performed “Gertrude McFuzz,” another Dr. Seuss classic.

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Our Lady of Malibu School sixth graders take part in a hands-on science activity to study how the movement of water and ice affects the planet’s topography. Students learned how glaciers affect erosion and used stream tables to learn about erosion and deposition.

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Malibu High School students make art on tote bags during a joint program put on by the Malibu High School Library and Malibu Library (part of the LA County library system) on Thursday, Jan. 23.

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Local Malibu artist Allois is preparing to show recent paintings at bG Gallery during the LA Art Show, running from Feb. 5-9, booth No. 825.

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Malibuite Cayley Stoker—girlfriend of local Brandon Jenner—prepared for the birth of their first children together (twins!) with a baby shower at Malibu West Swim Club last week. In attendance were more than 100 Malibu friends and family including Jenner’s parents Linda Thompson and Caitlyn …

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Inspired by early suffragists who worked to earn women the right to vote, the female mayors of four area cities—Calabasas, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Malibu—have founded an action group called Women Mayors Advancing Community, coinciding with the recognition of 100 years since the 19…

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Malibu residents—including several notable celebrities—gathered on Sunday to discuss the Climate Emergency Fund, a local environmental action group working to raise money to fight climate change. Hosted by Aileen Getty, Rory Kennedy and Trevor Neilson, the event was attended by about 50 loca…

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Women of the Malibu branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution collected donations of laundry detergent and feminine hygiene products to donate to Rainbow Services domestic violence shelters. They supplied donations while meeting to conduct  genealogy research at the church of Latter…

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Our Lady of Malibu School celebrated the season with its annual Christmas Dinner & Program, featuring performances by OLM students including a nativity scene. The program was led by music teacher Mr. Trujillo and his band.

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Malibu resident Linda Kaye and Eric Mills (of Laguna Niguel) are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alena Kaye, to Alden Quartz. Former homecoming king and queen (2013), the future bride and groom attended Webster, Malibu Middle and Malibu High schools. An engagement party…

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Last Saturday night, following the screening of the film “Harriet,” the Malibu Film Society audience Q&A featured star Cynthia Erivo, nominated for best actress in a drama motion picture at this year’s Golden Globes, and Director Kasi Lemmons, who also co-wrote the screenplay. The 2019 A…

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California Wildlife Center (CWC) welcomes its first patient of 2020, a California Sea Lion pup that was rescued at Little Dume in Malibu. She was “dehydrated and underweight but feisty!” according to the CWC.

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Longtime Malibu local Lyon Herron (left) after asking his girlfriend, Danica Locker, to marry him in Kauai, Hawaii, in late December. She said yes!

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California Wildlife Center rehabilitated this red-tailed hawk (likely the victim of a vehicle collision) and it was cleared for release Dec. 19, just in time to be home for the holidays.

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Malibu Rotary Club presented contributions to local organizations in time for the holidays last week, with money going toward KBUU Radio and Malibu Sharks Surf Team. Earlier in the month, contributions were given to the Young Actors Project and Malibu Swim Club.

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Malibu Elementary students celebrated the season with a performance for parents and family earlier this month, including excerpts from “The Nutcracker” and festive singing.

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Dozens of Malibu dads gathered last Sunday, Dec. 15, at Ollie’s Duck and Dive for a beloved holiday tradition—the fourth annual Malibu Dads Holiday Get-Together. In addition to the annual festivities, this year, dads raised money for a local family that recently lost their home to a fire. Ev…

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Malibu Navy League is undertaking its annual charitable mission of providing toys for local underprivileged kids this year with a Toys for Tots toy drive at First Bank. The drive, which will go until late December, collects unwrapped toys for kids in the Los Angeles area whose families canno…

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Malibu locals celebrate the Christmas season at the Malibu Country Mart on Saturday, Dec. 14, featuring arts and crafts, caroling and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Malibu locals Stephanie Joe and Jimmy Craig Smith recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 27 with a vow renewal at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church. The 11 a.m. Mass included a beautiful and moving homily from Fr. Matt Murphy. The couple credits the environment and commu…

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Local singer Trinity Rose, 16, a Malibu High School student, smiles with Mayor Pro Tem Mikke Piersson following her acoustic performance singing and playing the national anthem ahead of this year’s Malibu Half Marathon and 5K at Zuma Beach.

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Author William McClay speaks to members of the Malibu Daughters of the American Revolution about his book, “Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story,” during a recent meeting. McClay, a professor at Pepperdine University, also signed copies of the book. At the meeting, DAR mem…

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Malibu local and Council Member Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner (left), dressed as “Burro” on Halloween, wheels around girlfriend Candace Brown during the Malibu Colony Halloween celebration last week.

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Children’s Creative Workshop Preschool—now housed at the former Juan Cabrillo Elementary School in western Malibu—reported they were “thriving” in their new location. Students recently visited local artist Ann Krasner and were inspired by her paintings.

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Maria D’Angelo of the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation accepts the “Kid’s Camp” Award from the Rite Aid Foundation for her efforts working with disadvantaged children in the Los Angeles area, during a ceremony at Malibu City Hall last week.

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A desert cottontail rabbit was recently rescued from the Saddleridge Fire in the San Fernando Valley and is currently under the care of the California Wildlife Center. The patient came in suffering from “blisters in the ears, eye injuries, an abrasion on the nose and singed fur,” according t…

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Malibu’s homeless outreach efforts extend beyond food and medicine—volunteers who connect with members of the local homeless population often offer social, spiritual and emotional support, as well. 

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New school parents with kids attending Our Lady of Malibu School enjoy a cocktail party social mixer.

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Kenneth Strange Jr. and his wife, Aurora, recently spoke to the Malibu Rotary Club about their pilgrimage hike on El Camino de Santiago and the book Kenneth wrote about the journey, “It’s Your Camino: One Couple’s 500-Mile Pilgrimage Across Spain.” The Camino de Santiago runs from the Pyrann…

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Malibu residents Dawn Hope Stevens and Hope Stevens attended last month’s Malibu Speaker Series event, featuring Beatles expert Scott Freiman, who discussed the landmark Beatles album “Abbey Road.”

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Students from Our Lady of Malibu School visit the nearby Malibu Community Labor Exchange one Friday each month to donate lunch-type food. The students and teachers are part of a collaboration with other area schools to provide “basic provisions” such as food and personal hygiene items for th…

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Malibu community members enjoyed a plant-based lunch and discussion on The Art of Healthy Living last weekend at Room at the Beach. The event, which featured a panel of health experts, also supported The Well Woman Coalition with a portion of proceeds going to the organization. 

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Happy 30th birthday to the Malibu Pie Festival. Organizers are celebrating the “birthday” this coming Saturday, Oct. 12, with this year’s festival, held 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Malibu United Methodist Church.

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Pictured, from left: Cliffdiver owner Dion Antic, Jennifer Meltzer, Barbara Bruderlin and Danielle Dutcher. Malibu’s newest restaurant, The Cliffdiver, opened on Friday with a gathering that drew community support. 

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Artists Val Kilmer and Kelly “Risk” Gravel greeted art lovers at the artist signing for the exhibition Park at Your Own Risk at Brian Bowen Smith’s gallery in the Malibu Civic Center. 

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L.A.N D M A R K S, works by John Tierney, features paintings of iconic signs in Los Angeles. A gallery showing of Tierney’s work recently opened.

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Imagine Fest, the annual yoga and music festival benefitting local nonprofit Unlikely Heroes, brought the community together for a good cause in September. The festival, held annually in Agoura Hills, gives support to the nonprofit “devoted to rescuing and restoring child victims of sex traf…

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Students in the fourth grade class at Our Lady of Malibu School visited the La Brea Tar Pits on a recent school field trip. The tar pits offer an opportunity for students to learn about the natural history of Los Angeles County. 

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Students from Our Lady of Malibu School participated in the statewide coastal cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 21. Sponsored by Heal the Bay, the cleanup drew thousands of volunteers statewide including hundreds who came to clean up trash from Malibu’s beaches.

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It’s been estimated that at least 100 Malibu residents came out to participate in climate change rallies across the area on Friday, Sept. 20, as part of a worldwide movement to protest a lack of political action on climate change. Dozens were at Malibu Bluffs Park for a rally on Friday eveni…

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Malibu cowboy Vinnie Muselli makes a visit to Pepperdine’s Waves of Flags memorial, riding on his horse, Rascal, and accompanied by his dog, Pirate.

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Five-month-old Yang is a friendly bunny looking for a forever home. He was adopted by a family before they learned they were expecting a set of twins, so he was returned to the shelter. His family said they loved him and that he was good with other rabbits, friendly dogs and children. “He li…

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Malibu’s Christopher Joseph Wizner, founder and CEO of local digital tech agency Vivid Candi, marries Natalie Tonielle Camacho this Sunday, Sept. 22, at 11:11 a.m.

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Malibu’s first neighborhood to be named a Firewise Community is the Big Rock Mesa Property Owners Association, which achieved the status as “a great example of how neighborhoods can self-organize to protect against wildfire and increase their resilience,” after completing a community risk as…

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Malibu High School hosted a successful Back to School night on Thursday, Sept. 12, featuring a reception, welcome presentation and classroom visits for Malibu parents. 

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At last Sunday’s “Tales by the Sea,” billed as a storytelling concert series for grown-ups, held at the Malibu West Swim Club, long-time organizer and Malibu local Ann Buxie (left) poses with several of the featured storytellers. The packed quarterly event drew a standing-room-only crowd.

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Malibu artist and photographer Maureen J. Haldeman at the opening night reception for her solo exhibit, “Defining Shadows,” at Fabrik Projects Gallery in LA on Saturday, Sept. 7. Her works will be exhibited there until Oct. 12.

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